Friday, 25 January 2008

Living Rainforest’s upcoming sustainability conferences

The Living Rainforest’s upcoming sustainability conferences, below.

12th March 2008 - Green Feast

Explore the Multiple Meanings of Sustainable Food

Food is a hot topic, with consumers advised to make ethical food choices, like ‘organic’, ‘fair trade’ and ‘rainforest friendly’. Explore the different and sometimes conflicting meanings of ‘sustainable food’ with leading experts in the field.

Speakers include:
* Dr. Charlie Clutterbuck, Research Fellow, Dept of Food Policy, City University London - ‘Sustainable food’ in context

* Tim Wilson, Managing Director, Historic Futures - Sustainability Issues and the Food Supply Chain

* A panel discussion ‘Peeling Away the Labels of Sustainable Food Branding’, will take place in the afternoon.

2nd April 2008 - Greening the Greenhouse

Designing a Carbon Neutral Future

Explore practical innovations in low-carbon design which promise to reduce energy costs and remove the unwanted environmental costs of heated greenhouses today.

Speakers include:

* Dr Feije de Zwart, Plant Research International, Wageningen University, The Netherlands - ‘Greening the Greenhouse’ – an overview

* Professor Gareth Edwards-Jones, University of Bangor, Wales - The lifecycle of horticultural food production – horticultural carbon emissions in context

* Jenn Nelkin, Greenhouse Director, New York Sun Works, New York City - Urban Agriculture and the ‘Science Barge’ Project

£45 each conference (£22.50 student concession)

£70 for admission to both conferences

For booking information and registration form see For agenda details please email

Lisa Mather

Marketing & Dissemination Officer

The Living Rainforest

Hampstead Norreys

Berkshire RG18 0TN

01635 202444 ext 10

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